Infinite Potential Through Technology (Infinitec) brings assistive technology to people with disabilities in Illinois. Infinitec provides information about assistive technology as well as training, equipment and access to specialists and resources.
Infinitec includes information about mobility devices, home modifications, independent living, orthotics and prosthetics, adaptive toys, adaptive sports, hearing resource guides, vision resource guides and more.
Got Transition aims to help youth and young adults move from pediatric to adult health care. Its website includes frequently asked questions and resources for youth and young adults as well as parents and caregivers.
Registering for PUNS: Transition Skills Tips and Tools
PUNS stands for Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services. The Illinois Division of Developmental Disabilities uses the PUNS database to identify who needs services and what services they need.
Registering for PUNS is the point of entry to services in Illinois for individuals with developmental disabilities. Individuals who need help from the government to pay for needed Division of Developmental Disabilities Waiver services now, or in the future, should register for PUNS.
The Transition Tips and Tools sheets include information to help you understand and register for PUNS as well as links to brochures from the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Illinois Worknet provides employment information, resources and tools to help individuals with and without disabilities find a job, internship or training, create a career plan, build a resume and more.
Illinois Worknet includes Disability Works which connects and guides individuals with disabilities to benefits, services, training and employment information.
INCIL is a source of information about the accomplishments of Illinois CILs and about issues to promote independent living for all persons with disabilities.
The Sibling Support Project is a national program dedicated to the lifelong and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental and mental health needs.
The project offers support, resources, opportunities to connect with other siblings and “Sibshops” for school-age brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.
Family members are the primary caregivers and support in a child’s life. Practices and healthcare organizations that are truly family-centered provide care in equal partnership with families, caregivers and children.
This page for families and caregivers from the National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home includes tools, resources and links to information that will assist families in successfully partnering with their child’s medical home. It includes templates for how to build a care plan for your child.
HealthyChildren.org is the official parenting website of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The site provides the latest information to help support the optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults
The Illinois Early Learning Project website is a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers and teachers of young children in the state of Illinois.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Its website includes information about autism, available resources and more.